A vast and absorbing resource, the fourth edition of The Timetables of ™History spans millennia of human history. Unlike any other reference volume, this book gives a sweeping overview of the making of the contemporary world by mapping out at a glance what was happening simultaneously, from the dawn of history to the present day.
With nearly 100 pages of new material, including:
-Recent breakthroughs in science and technology -New achievements in the visual arts and music -Milestones in religion, philosophy, and learning -The rise and fall of nations and the emergence of historical figures -Landmarks in the drama of daily life around the world
"A unique, encyclopedic book -- rewarding, informative, entertaining." -- The Wall Street Journal
"A fascinating and useful book for a great number of people." -- Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.
"The Timetables of History can give us a feel for the fluidity and many-sidedness of past experience...[and] can help us see what we thought we already knew in a lively new perspective." -- Daniel J. Boorstein, from his Foreword